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Laughlin, Nevada
December 28 - 31, 2107

 

With the local weather in South Bend and the area, this was the perfect time to head to Nevada.  The temps were in the mid-high 60's, but that sure felt better than below zero.  We had a late afternoon departure, so got into Laughlin somewhat late evening, leaving us with just play time.

Waking up to a beautiful sunrise and breakfast at the hotel.

We decided to take the riverboat cruise out of Riverside Resort.  We've done it many times before, but it's always an enjoyable and informative way to spend a couple of hours.  Many times I am asked how many casinos are there.  Below are pictures of the casinos along the river.

Campers and beach-goers.

The Davis Dam

Beautiful daytime view from our room.

Some chose to take a tour to Oatman, Arizona - a fun abandoned coal mining town, now turned tourist attraction.  The burrows are direct descendants from the days of the miners and come into town every day when they know the tourists will be there.

This evening, we went to the Prime Rib Room for dinner before attending the show "Rat Pack Tribute".

Early the next morning we caught our "Laughlin Tours" van for a tour to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.  Magnificent scenery along the way.

The pictures do not justice from the breathtaking view from a different perspective of the Grand Canyon.  It was quite a bumpy 22 mile drive to the bottom, but very well worth it.

This Native American girl was kind enough to take a group picture for us.  We asked her if it was pretty boring sitting in her truck all day just to check to make sure all visitors had secured a pass, but she said she does many jobs, as they rotate their duties.

 

Scenery back to the top.  There were even some straggling burrows.

Lunch was at the Hualapai Lodge & Diamond Creek Restaurant located on the Hualapai Reservation.

On the way back to Laughlin, a great deserted gas station on Route 66 turned gift shop.  If they didn't have it in here, you really didn't need it.

The day came to leave the next evening.  Thank you Laughlin for a great time and another beautiful sunset.